6 Books to Read for Inspiration in 2015

In need of a new mindset for the new year?  Here are a few of my favorite books:

Getting Down to Business
Overwhelmed: Work, Love, & Play, Brigid Schulte
I was first introduced to this book when we had Brigid on Smart Money.  This book made me realize how much leisure time I have despite my constant feeling of being busy.  The narrative will help you to reassess your productivity habits (good and bad) and your approach to the invaluable element of time.

Never Eat Alone, Keith Ferrazzi
This book is written by business thought leader and entrepreneur, Keith Ferrazzi. It will not only change the way that you perceive networking in business, but all of the relationships in your life.

Health & Wellness
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey
First published in 1989, this is one of the most prominent business and self-help books for attaining goals.  Not a book worm?  I suggest reading the teen version, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens by Stephen’s son, Sean Covey.  I like this version because it includes the same great values in an easy-to-read and straight forward format.

The EveryGirl’s Guide to Life, Maria Menounos
Sorry to alienate the guys on this one, but Maria is one of my personal role models. As referenced in the title, the book includes perspective and tips on everything in life from home, career, and dating, but I love her chapters on health & fitness. She shares her own experiences with self-image, but emphasizes that you can do anything at any size. She also includes easy, yet impressive recipes for healthy eating!

The Law of Attraction
The Secret, Rhonda Byrne
If you aren’t familiar with the law of attraction and positive thought, this is the best place to start. The movie was corny in my opinion, so I would stick to reading this title.  It was more effective to hear my own voice narrating the messages.

The Mastery of Love, Don Miguel Ruiz
This book is beautiful.  It examines the common behaviors and beliefs that stand in the way of living a life full of love.  Before this title, I also enjoyed reading Ruiz’ The Four Agreements.

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